The building of the Strat neck in chronological order. To enlarge the photo to full size, click on it.
Checking out how the rod fits.
The small strip is about 3.5 mm high in the middle and cut out of a spare piece of Kanuka.
Here the leftover piece of Kanuka which will be glued in the channel on top of the truss rod.
Showing the gap…
And gluing it in the channel. Truss rod is definitely in place and nicely pre-bend.
And final sanding completed. I’ll drink to that
Time to glue the fretboard on.
Glue nicely and evenly spread out.
Clamping it all together, using a good, fat plank so the pressure is evenly distributed over the fretboard.
Professionally marking out the fret positions
This happens to be a Squire neck…
As you can see the fretboard has been routed as well, no photo of that.
All fret positions marked up.
Also at the lower end of the neck.
Next up Making the Inlays